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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 25

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 25

Not to break the habit of a Myanmar lifetime this blog is now five weeks late and so, if there is an avid reader whose life feels empty without reading this, then I’m truly sorry for you. And if anyone thinks they have missed a critical couple of weeks, I can reassure you that in a moment of temptation, I decided to miss out two weeks as I’m never going to put pen to paper on weeks 23 and 24 as they’re over 2 months ago (I also don’t think anyone’s going to notice).… Read the rest

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Saving Lives Collaborates on Award-Winning Research

Saving Lives Collaborates on Award-Winning Research

We are delighted that Doctor Matthew Page, Clinical Research Fellow at Birmingham Heartlands HIV service and University of Birmingham, won the Best Sexual Health Oral Presentation award at the 4th joint BHIVA/BASHH conference in Edinburgh this week. Collaborating with our charity and medics and scientists from PHE Labs Birmingham, the Institute or Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and Wirral Integrated Sexual Health service, Dr Page presented a real-world evaluation of the Saving Lives Postal Testing Systems, comparing our mini tube kits and dried blood spot kits.… Read the rest

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Social Media as a Health Promotion tool

Social media is a potentially useful tool in raising awareness about important health issues. Campaigns such as HIV Testing Week ((HTW) 18-24 Nov 2017) generate thousands of tweets by organisations and individuals, with onward sharing potentially reaching many times more people.  We set out to describe the overall tweeting activity before and during HTW, we then studied in detail the social media activity of the Saving Lives charity.… Read the rest

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APPG launches ‘Eliminating Hepatitis C in England’ inquiry report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health has published its ‘Eliminating Hepatitis C in England’ report, following a launch event in Parliament with speakers including Norman Lamb MP, Sir David Amess MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Baroness Randerson, Baroness Masham and Lord Mancroft advocating for the report’s recommendations.… Read the rest

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Saving Lives reaffirms support for access to PrEP to prevent HIV

Saving Lives reaffirms support for access to PrEP to prevent HIV

The Saving Lives charity reaffirms its support for greater access to PrEP to those most at risk to help prevent HIV infections. This morning BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme aired a piece on PrEP in England. The broadcast featured our Medical Director, Steve Taylor.… Read the rest

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